Keep Calm and Carry On – Covid-19 and the UK Sling Libraries

It’s been a crazy year for us all – could there be some normality on the horizon?

As March 2020 wore on, it became increasingly clear that not only was the pandemic going to affect each and every one of us, it was going to have a lasting effect on the UK sling library industry. As a support system often heavily based on trying things on, and using items for hire to introduce carriers to multiple families, the different sling library organisations around the country began to adapt. Quickly, with impressive adaptability, the sling libraries individually and collectively showed that they are an industry very used to problem-solving.

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Finding the Words

June is the awareness month for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, also named Sands for short. 

Sands’ theme for this year is #FindingTheWords which leads me to writing this article. 

As carrying educators we come into contact with parents and carers during the most important times of their lives, they are expecting a baby and are very excited about what is to come, or they have just had a baby, an experience they will never forget. 

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